ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Language) represents the rich, historical, and varied meaning of Hawaiian words, language, proverbs, and sayings. ʻŌlelo Noʻeau are wise, often humorous, poetical sayings. It is through ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and kaona (hidden meaning) that Hawaiʻi place names and ʻŌlelo Noʻeau come alive and give new meaning and understanding to our experiences.
This project was supported by a U.S. D.O.E. Title III Native Hawaiian Serving Grant.